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(LA Times)   50-year-old website manager, nicknamed "Sir Godiva," who stripped naked for the TSA says liberty has trumped modesty in his court appearance   (latimes.com) divider line 21
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2012-07-21 11:53:47 AM  
5 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: But he still broke a perfectly valid law.


It is your civic duty to deliberately break unjust laws (so long as you do not cause bodily harm or property damage to other people). It's the reason India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are no longer British colonies; the reason blacks are no longer forced to sit in the back of the bus, forced to drink from separate but equal water fountains or prohibited from marrying whites; and the reason that the massive wealth gap in this country (1% versus 99%), and the causes and effects of the same, are now part of the national discussion.

Farking civil disobedience, how does it work?
2012-07-21 12:06:04 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Running around naked is now a first amendment right? Seems like a giant stretch to me.


Running around naked isn't a right (well, apparently it is in Oregon outside of Portland), but free speech is.

The judge interpreted his nakedness as his means of protest, and thus it became protected 'speech'. Basically his actions were reductio ad absurdum to the TSA - "You want to invade my privacy? Here, invade ALL of my privacy!"
2012-07-21 03:37:41 PM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: I'm a fan of casual nudity, legal marijuana, and not being murdered. Perhaps I should check this Oregon place out. The weather has to be better than FL in the summer at least.


Currently 72 with a high of 79 today.
2012-07-21 03:01:45 PM  
1 votes:

snocone:
Ladies and Gentlemen, your marching orders are clear.
It's naked time at the airport.


I love the idea. You don't actually need a ticket to get in the security line, just to get through it. A flash mob could be organized to all get into the line for the same terminal and at the appointed time, start stripping. It would certainly make the news, and it's not like they would arrest 100 people all at once for a protest.


/Also, every time I hear 'naked time' it reminds me of this Dana Carvey bit: Link
2012-07-21 02:49:58 PM  
1 votes:
Middle aged Oregon hippy does more for American values than the entire collection of redneck Jingoistic USA chanting assholes combined.
2012-07-21 02:19:47 PM  
1 votes:
I'm flying early tomorrow morning so, I'm getting a real kick out of these comments.

/older
//not stripping my clothes off in protest
///Fark the TSA
2012-07-21 02:07:11 PM  
1 votes:

Mock26: snocone: Mock26: snocone: heavymetal: While I am probably damning myself to a 3 hour cavity search next time I fly, I think the anti-TSA crowd are a bunch of self-important drama queens. I have never had a problem with a TSA agent and notice if you are nice to them they are nice to you. If you were a TSA agent and somebody had an attitude with you for no reason other than they don't like your job, how would you act towards that person. Think about it. Plus I really don't think it is that big of a sacrifice to try to prevent from being blown up in a pressurized tube miles in the air.

I have a difficult time taking you seriously.
TSA is proven for 10 years to be completely ineffictive against the fears you express.
To persist in failed behavior(expensive, intrusive, anti-social behavior), not to mention the damage done to personal liberty and trust in "the System" is absolutely insane!

Your petty Nightmare Closet fears are no farking excuse.

What are you talking about? Not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and blown up a single plane. It is clear the the TSA is doing a damn good job of protecting the airplanes from terrorists.

:-D

Sorry, but it ain't funny any longer, McGee.
Every single attempt by TSA itself internally or outside security companies to test "security" have SUCCEDED!
EVERY FARKING ONE!

But still no terrorists!

:-D


That just means they ran out of suicidal idiots.

/always in limited supply
2012-07-21 01:39:07 PM  
1 votes:

Mock26: snocone: heavymetal: While I am probably damning myself to a 3 hour cavity search next time I fly, I think the anti-TSA crowd are a bunch of self-important drama queens. I have never had a problem with a TSA agent and notice if you are nice to them they are nice to you. If you were a TSA agent and somebody had an attitude with you for no reason other than they don't like your job, how would you act towards that person. Think about it. Plus I really don't think it is that big of a sacrifice to try to prevent from being blown up in a pressurized tube miles in the air.

I have a difficult time taking you seriously.
TSA is proven for 10 years to be completely ineffictive against the fears you express.
To persist in failed behavior(expensive, intrusive, anti-social behavior), not to mention the damage done to personal liberty and trust in "the System" is absolutely insane!

Your petty Nightmare Closet fears are no farking excuse.

What are you talking about? Not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and blown up a single plane. It is clear the the TSA is doing a damn good job of protecting the airplanes from terrorists.

:-D


Sorry, but it ain't funny any longer, McGee.
Every single attempt by TSA itself internally or outside security companies to test "security" have SUCCEDED!
EVERY FARKING ONE!
2012-07-21 01:34:03 PM  
1 votes:

WordyGrrl: badhatharry: Fark_Guy_Rob: I think the TSA is a complete waste of time and money. I'd thrilled if they shut it down tomorrow.

Having said that - I don't see how this can be innocent. Right or wrong - we live in a society where we don't want our children staring at some 50 year old dude's junk when we go out in public. We have laws that help ensure we don't have to deal with that. This guy broke that law....to make a point. Good for him. Point made.

But he still broke a perfectly valid law.

Since I also dislike the TSA - can I walk around naked everywhere I go? Or only in airports? Seems a slippery slope.

A much more dangerous slippery slope is allowing a government agency to search us without probable cause. We are allowing them to break a perfectly valid law.

Exactly. How can a government agency require you to give up a Constitutional Right (4th Amendment) in order to use a commercially-provided service? Does having a right to be "secure in my person" mean that a government agent has the right to grope my swimsuit parts -- as long as they're covered by cloth?


Give up your guns and see what else the goobermint will suddenly disappear.
We found giving up liberties in any measure is no solution. Time and again we have reproven that.
Time to correct the errors perpetrated to rape the Constitution.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your marching orders are clear.
It's naked time at the airport.
2012-07-21 01:29:46 PM  
1 votes:

heavymetal: While I am probably damning myself to a 3 hour cavity search next time I fly, I think the anti-TSA crowd are a bunch of self-important drama queens. I have never had a problem with a TSA agent and notice if you are nice to them they are nice to you. If you were a TSA agent and somebody had an attitude with you for no reason other than they don't like your job, how would you act towards that person. Think about it. Plus I really don't think it is that big of a sacrifice to try to prevent from being blown up in a pressurized tube miles in the air.


I have a difficult time taking you seriously.
TSA is proven for 10 years to be completely ineffictive against the fears you express.
To persist in failed behavior(expensive, intrusive, anti-social behavior), not to mention the damage done to personal liberty and trust in "the System" is absolutely insane!

Your petty Nightmare Closet fears are no farking excuse.
2012-07-21 01:26:42 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Society, as a whole, feels it's a crime.


Society, as a whole, feels there should be no TSA.
2012-07-21 01:10:54 PM  
1 votes:

heavymetal: While I am probably damning myself to a 3 hour cavity search next time I fly, I think the anti-TSA crowd are a bunch of self-important drama queens. I have never had a problem with a TSA agent and notice if you are nice to them they are nice to you. If you were a TSA agent and somebody had an attitude with you for no reason other than they don't like your job, how would you act towards that person. Think about it.


I'm with you so far - I'm sure most TSA agents are just people trying to make a living, and being a dick to them doesn't really solve anything. Better to go after the people who actually write these stupid policies in the first place.

heavymetal: Plus I really don't think it is that big of a sacrifice to try to prevent from being blown up in a pressurized tube miles in the air.


Aaand here's where you lose me. Fark you and everything you stand for. My rights are more important than your false sense of security.
2012-07-21 01:01:10 PM  
1 votes:
John Brennan, and more importantly The First Amendment, win. Everyone who saw that picture, well, that is more of a loss.

Still, good job, John!
2012-07-21 12:11:02 PM  
1 votes:
Fark_Guy_Rob 2012-07-21 11:28:00 AM

I think the TSA is a complete waste of time and money. I'd thrilled if they shut it down tomorrow.

Having said that - I don't see how this can be innocent. Right or wrong - we live in a society where we don't want our children staring at some 50 year old dude's junk when we go out in public. We have laws that help ensure we don't have to deal with that. This guy broke that law....to make a point. Good for him. Point made.

But he still broke a perfectly valid law.

Since I also dislike the TSA - can I walk around naked everywhere I go? Or only in airports? Seems a slippery slope.


This is only a slippery slope for white guys who think "The Law" is fair and always should be absolute.

I feel sorry for you.
2012-07-21 12:04:45 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: I think the TSA is a complete waste of time and money. I'd thrilled if they shut it down tomorrow.

Having said that - I don't see how this can be innocent. Right or wrong - we live in a society where we don't want our children staring at some 50 year old dude's junk when we go out in public. We have laws that help ensure we don't have to deal with that. This guy broke that law....to make a point. Good for him. Point made.

But he still broke a perfectly valid law.

Since I also dislike the TSA - can I walk around naked everywhere I go? Or only in airports? Seems a slippery slope.


A much more dangerous slippery slope is allowing a government agency to search us without probable cause. We are allowing them to break a perfectly valid law.
2012-07-21 11:56:51 AM  
1 votes:
fark the TSA.
2012-07-21 11:46:56 AM  
1 votes:
I salute you, Good Sir.
2012-07-21 11:33:04 AM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: I think the TSA is a complete waste of time and money. I'd thrilled if they shut it down tomorrow.

Having said that - I don't see how this can be innocent. Right or wrong - we live in a society where we don't want our children staring at some 50 year old dude's junk when we go out in public. We have laws that help ensure we don't have to deal with that. This guy broke that law....to make a point. Good for him. Point made.

But he still broke a perfectly valid law.

Since I also dislike the TSA - can I walk around naked everywhere I go? Or only in airports? Seems a slippery slope.


There is no reason that nudity in a non-sexual context should be illegal. If a place of business wants to enforce a certain dress code, even if it's as basic as 'wear clothes' they should be allowed to, and be able to escort nude people from their premises, but they shouldn't be arrested or jailed just for being nude.

Seeing a naked person isn't going to harm a kid.
2012-07-21 11:17:27 AM  
1 votes:
I'm waiting for the Facebook page organizing a national nude protest of the TSA's egregious assault on our personal rights and liberty.

/and we need hot celebs to join up
2012-07-21 11:07:58 AM  
1 votes:
Lady Godiva -> shouldn't that be Lord Godiva?
2012-07-21 10:15:50 AM  
1 votes:
Dude seems to be #winning
 
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